The Crucible Act 2 Study Questions

Where does Elizabeth want John to go, and what does she want him to do there? into Salem to tell the authorities the girls are not telling the truth
What is John’s response to her prodding? He is reluctant to go, although he probably should go, but doesn’t want to get involved in the activity.
What gift did Mary give Elizabeth? a poppet she made while sitting in court
What was the “evidence” against Sarah Good? after being refused bread and cider by Mary Warren, she walks away mumbling saying her commendments
Why doesn’t Proctor want Mary to go back to court? If she goes back, that makes him further involved. He believes the accusations are false and the girls are frauds. It isn’t a just court in Proctor’s eyes.
Why does Elizabeth think Abigail wants to kill her? Elizabeth knows of John’s affair with Abby. She believes Abby wasnts to take her place with John.
Why did Hale come to Proctor’s house? to question all accused persons for himself to have some knowledge of the people before they appeared in court. He went to the Proctor’s to see if there was any suspicious activity.
What things are “suspicious” about Proctor and his family? Protor does not go to church regularly, his youngest son has not been baptized, does not have faith in Parris, and he forgot the commandment about adultry.
Hale ask Elizabeth if she believes in witches, what is her reply? If she is accused of being a witch, she cannot believe in witches. However, if the Bible says witches exist, she cannot dispute the Bible.
On what charge(s) was Rebecca Nurse arrested? Murdering Goody Putnam’s babies
Why does Cheever come to the Proctor house? to arrest Elizabeth
Explain the significance of the needle in the “poppet”? Abigail stuck the needle in the poppet making it look as though Elizabeth stuck it in it. On this basis of this evidence, Cheever determined witchcraft was possible and took Elizabeth to jail.
What will happen to Proctor if he tries to discredit Abby? She will tell them they had an affair, she will discredit his name by calling him a lecher.
Why doesn’t Mary want to testify about the doll? She is afraid of Abigail. She knows Abigail will “get her.”

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